A writers’ festival, music festivals, “rolling arts” festival, night markets, farmers’ markets, mandala painting, parades…There’s no shortage of activities on the Sunshine Coast at this time of year – and our friends and relatives know it. Some of you play host almost all season, and may even be feeling a little worn out at this point. The good news is you still have lots of beach days to take in some sun and munch sandy potato chips.
Somewhere between all this activity, many of you wrote “postcard stories” – 500 words or less of fiction or non-fiction – and submitted to our Postcard Story Contest. From Aug. 22-29, these stories will be on display at the library. We invite everyone to come to our air-conditioned oasis and read some of these fantastic pieces – and vote for your favourite. Then, join us for the big finale at MUSE: Open Mic @ the Library, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6-7:30pm, when we announce the winning stories, including the People’s Choice.
When one door closes, the library opens another door: since the Sunshine Coast is full of great ideas, we’re kicking off the fall with another invitation to “enter the Dragon’s Den”: We challenge people of all ages to answer this question: How can we make the Sunshine Coast a more sustainable community? Submit your one-paragraph pitches by Oct. 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be invited to make their five-minute pitches to the jury of local sustainability experts at the big event on Oct. 24, 2018. The audience will also be invited to vote for their favourite, and both winners receive fantastic prize packages. For more information, please visit our website at gibsons.bclibrary.ca.